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Model Fridays

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Her fridays were beyond casual.


Unshiny Happy People

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Let's Talk Style Quick Tip of the Week, 10 Words or Less.

Dab of deodorant stick on T-zone = Unsweaty, matte face!


Philosophy Amazing Grace Deodorant, Beauty Bridge $18

Model Makeup

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They airbrushed all my tats.


Happy Monday Let'sTalkStylers! I'm here with a quickie Grammy style recap saluting the best and the worst of the red carpet rockers.

If you hadn't heard, this year the Grammy awards' hosting network instigated a war on side boob. CBS issued a preliminary wardrobe advisory to the attendees in order to avoid displays of side and under boobage, random nip slips, and other potential problems with the FCC.

Check out a few of my favorite regulations:

Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes, bare sides or under curvature of the breasts are all problematic. Please avoid exposing bare flesh under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible “puffy” bare skin exposure.

I wonder if they'd be cool with visible unpuffy bare skin in the genital region.

Rules and regulations aside, here are my top 3.


Rihanna was a vision of romance in her custom made Azzedine Alaia gown that was the perfect shade of crimson and the perfect length of train. Rule Broken -- Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples.

John Legend's lady love, model Chrissy Teigen pushed the envelope with class, baring a bit of midriff and a whole lotta leg in her black lacy Joy Ciocci gown. Lovin' the seaform clutch Chrissy.

Some say the country star played it safe, I say Carrie Underwood played it smart, a pure revelation in her strapless Roberto Cavalli gown paired with $31 million worth of Johnathon Arndt diamond jewelry.

The Worst.


J. Lo looked underwhelming in a satiny one shouldered black Snuggie, Lisa D’Amato made a rockabilly/Mad Hattress statement in her costume party frock, and Lila Downs made me wish that I was color blind with a two piece getup that looked like a Frida Kahlo painting threw up on her.

Love Me Do

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In honor of Valentine's Day, here is a compilation of a few random things that make my heart sing.

A cute Love Me Tee that works whether you have a Valentine or not. At Mango, $19.99.


This adorable V-Day inspired video by Novus Shoes makes me want to buy every red and hot pink pair of wedges they've got. p.s. Code shoelover20 gets you 20% off all regular priced pairs.

Philosophy's Love Sweet Love Eau de Toilette smells eau so lovely. Available at Beauty Bridge, $44.


This pretty ceramic ring dish from Etsy will ensure that you don't misplace your bling. Etsy, $15


Love doodles, hand drawn by yours truly.


Model Valentine's Day

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Hope you have a hair raising experience this Valentine's Day.♥


Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Today we celebrate those fathers by taking the day off from work and spending all of our hard earned benjamins on Presidents' Day sales.

How I ♥ thee, sweet land of liberty.


Hello there friendly followers. It's taken me almost 2 weeks, but I'm finally getting over the fact that I had to rsvp "no" to 5, count 'em 5 fashion shows during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The only thing worse than not getting invited to MB Fashion Week shows is getting invited to MB Fashion Week shows that you cannot afford to fly to New York for.

Alas, I soothed my unsatisfied soul by what else... shopping. For V-Day, my handsome husbster treated me to a gift voucher in pounds to one of my favorite Brit fashion spots (to score warm sweaters for our imminent overseas honeymoon), and I treated myself to a new outfit from the Prabal Gurung Collection for Target.


I waited too long after the February 10th launch and figured that I prabaly missed the boat on this newest capsule collection, but I was pleasantly pleased to find my favorite pieces online in an xs and size 2, just waiting to be added to my shopping cart.

The collection is bursting with a rainbow of colors, bright neons and bold reds, but I opted for the safe and pretty Meet the Parents patterned skirt and matching top that I can create dozens of different combos with. My second and third choices were long gone, so if you'd like a piece of Prabal, consider this your invitation.

And I would definitely rsvp "yes".

Got Clumps?

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Let's Talk Style Quick Tip of the Week, 10 words or less.

Slide dental floss picks between lashes to declump mascara.


Model Shades

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The real slim shady.

Like, really slim.


Yeah, yeah, yeah. Jennifer Lawrence tripped on the way to accept her Best Actress Oscar, host Seth McFarlane made a few tasteless jokes, get over it.

We're here to focus on the fashion, not the gossip, and I must say that I was pleased as champagne punch to have more fabs than fugs on my list of Oscar gowns that came out to shine for the 85th Annual Academy Awards.

Whether it was a tribute to James Bond or a salute to the periodic table of elements, a major metallic trend made it's way down the red carpet, with a respectful number of starlets choosing to glitter in gold and sparkle in severe silver sheaths. From Halle Berry in Versace to Naomi Watts in Armani Privé, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger, Nicole Kidman, and more A list actresses embraced the liquid sequin trend, bringing up the bling factor without any help from Neil Lane or Harry Winston.


Keeping it classy were Stacy Keibler (better known as George Clooney's sexier, taller half) in an ah-mah-zingly form fitted Naeem Khan gown and Best Actress nominee, Jessica Chastain, who looked better than a pretty penny, illiciting oohs and ahhs in her strapless copper hued Armani Privé masterpiece.

On the trashy front, real ex-housewife of Beverly Hills, Brandi Glanville, scored a win for indecent exposure with a cleavage baring bodice of her own design that was a sneeze away from turning Hollywood's most prestigious night into an after dark Skinemax special.

As for Best Supporting Actress winner, Anne Hathaway... You looked every bit the lady in your pink Prada gown, Tiffany jewels and Audrey Hepburn hair. I dreamed a dream that you concealed your lady parts with a pair of protective pasties.

Meet Me in Missoni

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My husband surprised me by booking part of our honeymoon stay at the 5 star luxury Hotel Missoni, a rainbow colored retreat inspired by one of Italy's oldest fashion houses celebrated for their innovative knitwear designs and kaleidoscopic patterns. The man knows me well, this Scottish spot is oh so catwalk cool, nestled on the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh.

If I won the lottery I would pay for our entire honeymoon, a case of the finest scotch money can buy to bring back to our loved ones, and these glamorous signature zigzag patterned Missoni Wedges, which ironically cost more than our 3 night stay.

Great Scot that's a lot of dosh [dosh: noun - Scottish slang for money].


Samara Sanchez

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Sammy Sanchez is a Miami based freelance writer, greeting card designer, and self-professed USWeeklyholic. Sammy loves tall coffee light frappuccinos, vino not from a box, and Mark Ruffalo...not necessarily in that order.
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